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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
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Topics: Plague, Plague
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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"A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"--
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Lowry, Lois
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Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receiver the truth
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Topic: Science fiction
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by Murakami Haruki
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Topics: Literary, Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction / Literary, Historical - General
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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"A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never...
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Topics: Horror tales, American, Guilt, FICTION, FICTION, Horror tales, American, Future life
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by Atwood, Margaret
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by Neil Strauss
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by Frank, Katherine
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-544) and index
Topics: Gandhi, Indira, 1917-1984, Gandhi, Indira, Prime ministers, Biographie
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by Chernow, Ron
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [780]-788) and index
Topics: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804, Statesmen
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career. Reprint. 150,000 first printing. The author remembers his journey from a working class African American neighborhood to prison to a prestigious position on the Washington Post
Topics: McCall, Nathan, African Americans, Journalists, African American youth, African American men
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by Liu, Cixin, author
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399 pages ; 25 cm
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Topics: Human-alien encounters -- Fiction, Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction, Science fiction, FICTION...
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by Ferrante, Elena, author; Goldstein, Ann, 1949- translator
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The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells...
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Topics: Friendship, Friendship
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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925 pages ; 24 cm
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, FICTION -- Dystopian, FICTION -- Literary, FICTION -- Magical...
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by Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
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Topics: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961, Authors, American
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by Kim, Young; Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human
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Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror -- Comics &...
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by Alison Bechdel
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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by Hopkins, Ellen
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Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life
Topics: Cocaine abuse, Drug abuse, High schools, Schools, Family problems, Pregnancy, Drug abuse,...
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by Landay, William
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own-- between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he...
Topics: Public prosecutors, Murder
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by Suzanne Collins
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Lockhart, E., author
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227 pages : 22 cm
Topics: Cousins, Families, Friendship, Islands, Amnesia, Secrecy, Teenage girls, Friendship -- Juvenile...
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by Harkness, Deborah E., 1965-
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"After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its...
Topics: Witches, Women historians, Vampires, Science and magic, Time travel, FICTION / Suspense, FICTION /...
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by Martin, George R. R
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"A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Seven Kingdoms (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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by S. C. Gwynne
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Topics: Parker, Quanah, -- 1845?-1911, Comanche Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography, Comanche Indians...
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by Strauss, Neil; Mötley Crüe (Musical group); Mick Mars; Nikki Sixx; Neil Strauss
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Tommy Lee ; Mick Mars ; Vince Neil ; Nikki Sixx
Topics: Biography: film, television & music, Rock & pop, Rock musicians, Composers & Musicians...
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by Deborah E. Harkness
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Topics: Vampires, Witches, Fiction
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by Dashner, James, 1972-
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Reprint. Originally published: ©2009
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-295) and index
Topics: African American women, African American women, African American women, African American women
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by Lorde, Audre
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Poetry, Feminism, Lesbianism, Afro-American women
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Topics: Novelists, American, Fans (Persons), Suspense fiction
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Resilience (Personality trait), PSYCHOLOGY / General, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General,...
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by Endo, Shusaku, 1923-1996
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Translation of Chimmoku
Topic: Christians
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by Brandon Sanderson
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Topics: Blessing and cursing -- Fiction., City and town life -- Fiction., Princesses -- Fiction., Princes...
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by Smith, Jeff, 1960 Feb. 27-
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Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by Mandelbrot, Benoit B
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Rev. ed. of: Fractals. c1977
Topics: Geometry, Mathematical models, Stochastic processes, Fractals
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by Vogel, Paula
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Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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by Freedom Writers.; Freedom Writers
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Topics: Teenagers -- United States -- Diaries., Toleration -- United States.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 713-715) and index
Topics: Mechanics, Mechanics
Source: removedNEL
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by Neumann, Erich
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Translation of Ursprungsgeschichte des Bewusstseins
Topics: Consciousness, Personality
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by Buchanan, Bob B; Gruissem, Wilhelm; Jones, Russell L
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 1319-1341)
Topics: Botanical chemistry, Plant molecular biology
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by Franz, Raymond
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On jacket cover: The struggle between loyalty to God and loyalty to one's religion
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Topics: Christianity - Jehovah's Witnesses, Cults, Reference, Religion - Spiritual Warfare, Franz, Raymond,...
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by Murakami Haruki
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by Haldeman, Joe W
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Topics: Space warfare, Space and time, Aging
Source: binns
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by Hinton, S. E
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Williams, John, 1922-1994
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Mode of access: Internet
Topics: Literature, English teachers, College teachers, Marital conflict, Adultery
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Musique), Hip-hop, Musique, Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Music), Hip-Hop,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [507]-527) and index
Topics: Influenza, Influenza
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by Gay Robins
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Topics: Art, Egyptian, Art, Ancient -- Egypt
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by Greene, Robert; Elffers, Joost
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Originally published: [New York] : Viking, 1998
Topics: Power (Philosophy), Control (Psychology), Pouvoir (Morale), Contrôle (Psychologie)
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by Nell Irvin Painter
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Topics: African Americans -- History, African Americans -- History -- Pictorial works, African American...
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by Clancy, Tom, 1947-
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Time and again, Tom Clancy's novels have been praised not only for their big-scale drama and propulsive narrative drive but for their cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events
Topics: Ryan, Jack (Fictitious character), International relations, World politics, Presidents, Political...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something ... well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn't matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving...
Topics: Cellular telephones, Murderers, Horror tales, Psychological fiction
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by King, Stephen, 1947- author
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437 pages ; 25 cm
Topics: Mercedes automobiles -- Fiction, Serial murderers -- Fiction
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by Zakes Mda
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Topics: Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction, Weepers (Mourners) -- Fiction, Blacks -- Fiction, Grief --...
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1977
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Topics: African American women, African American women
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by Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author
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337 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Older men -- Fiction, Neighbors -- Fiction, Neighborhoods -- Fiction
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by Bukowski, Charles
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by Goleman, Daniel
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-372) and index
Topics: Executive ability, Management, Emotional intelligence, Personality development, Emotions and...
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303)
Topics: Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Questions and answers
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by Antony Beevor
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945
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by Hadfield, Chris, 1959- author
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Includes index
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Topics: Hadfield, Chris, 1959-, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Astronauts
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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The final argument -- Prologue. Roont -- Part I. Todash. The face on the water -- New York groove -- Mia -- Palaver -- Overholser -- The way of the eld -- Todash -- Part II. Telling tales -- The pavilion -- Dry twist -- The priest's tale (New York) -- The priest's tale continued (highways in hiding) -- The tale of gray dick -- Gran-pere's tale -- Nocturne, hunger -- Took's store: the unfound door -- The priest's tale concluded (unfound) -- Part III. The wolves -- Secrets -- The dogan, part 1 --...
Topics: King, Stephen - Prose & Criticism, Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy - Dark/Horror,...
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by Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- author
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276 pages ; 22 cm
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Topics: Creative ability, Inspiration, Magical thinking, Confidence, Courage, Conduct of life
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by David Malouf
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Topics: Achilles (Greek mythology) -- Fiction, Priam (Greek mythology) -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) --...
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by Duras, Marguerite
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by Achebe, Chinua
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by Garcia, Cristina, 1958-
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by Asher, Jay
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When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Pausch, Randy; Zaslow, Jeffrey
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Introduction -- The last lecture -- Really achieving your childhood dreams -- Adventures ... and lessons learned -- Enabling the dreams of others -- It's about how to live your life -- Final remarks -- Acknowledgments
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Cussler, Clive; Cussler, Dirk
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Someone knows where two WWII Japanese subs carrying a biological virus were sunk; it's up to Dirk Pitt and his children to stop them
Topics: Pitt, Dirk (Fictitious character), Biological warfare, Adventure stories
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"Ginee Seo books."
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949- author;Gabriel, Philip, 1953- translator
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"The new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84"--
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Friendship, Identity (Psychology), Attachment disorder, Locomotive engineers, Self-realization,...